Inching Toward the #Singularity – Machines Gaining Knowledge Faster in Our Immediate #Future

IBM has posted its FIVE BY FIVE predictions for the next half-decade. Not surprisingly, they forecast that all things electronic will “learn” how we would like them to operate to please and serve us — and perhaps, even more.

By 2020, we will see vast leaps in machines having the ability to observe, capture, and translate information into knowledge they can use to improve their functionality, productivity, and entertainment value to humans. And, what we have seen to date is simply a modest preview of things to come.